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Rwanda inspires life-saving international campaign

25 years after the genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda’s national schools curriculum features a life-saving peace education programme developed by the Aegis Trust. Now White Rose, the recycled fashion chain supporting the Aegis Trust, is launching a campaign enabling the public to help export this programme to countries in crisis today: https://www.whiteroseshop.co.uk/fundraise Every dime raised [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:26+00:00June 9th, 2019|Fundraising, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Aegis presents Rwanda Education Board with new resources

The Aegis Trust will officially hand over new Peace and Values Education Teaching and Learning materials (Teacher Guidebook and Model Lesson Plans book) to the Rwanda Education Board (REB) at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Peace School today. The materials were developed by the Aegis Trust following an MoU with REB after integration of Peace and [...]

2018-08-07T01:27:36+01:00August 7th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Holocaust denial: action plan for Facebook

The leaders of 25 organisations involved in Holocaust and genocide education have today written an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg calling on the Facebook CEO not to allow "complete and utter falsehoods about the Holocaust, and about the Jewish people, to go systematically unchecked." Referring to this story in The Times of London, July 27th 2018, [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00August 7th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

London conference explores Rwandan perspectives on post-conflict reconstruction

A two-day conference at King’s College London, 30-31 May, is set to explore ‘Rwandan Perspectives on Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Sustainable Peace: Enhancing Research, Influencing Policy’. Co-hosted by the Aegis Trust, the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, and the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS, the conference brings Rwandan researchers funded [...]

2018-06-04T22:09:29+01:00June 4th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

“A unique event”: Rwanda London conference reaction

https://youtu.be/Hb0eqwB2JX4 Scholars and practitioners from the UK and Rwanda have spoken warmly about the impact of the two-day conference which concluded at King’s College London on 31 May. Entitled ‘Rwandan Perspectives on Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Sustainable Peace: Enhancing Research, Influencing Policy’ and attended by more than 200 people, it was co-hosted by the Aegis [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00June 4th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Kigali Genocide Memorial hosts Kwibuka 24

The Kigali Genocide Memorial today hosted the 24th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. In an event attended by more than 300 guests including survivors and international dignitaries, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame laid a wreath at mass graves where over 250,000 victims of the genocide have their final resting place. He [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00April 7th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A Tribute to Jacqueline Uwantege

The Aegis Trust is deeply saddened that Jacqueline Uwantege, our Psychological Support Officer in Rwanda, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Jacqueline provided immense support to the Kigali Genocide Memorial when it first opened in 2004 and officially began working at the memorial in 2008. Affectionately known as Mama Jacky, she provided [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00July 3rd, 2017|Memorial, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Peace Education Colloquium Report

A three-day Colloquium in Kigali in February brought together academics and practitioners in and around the field of peace education to share concepts, methods and means of measuring impact, contributing to a stronger evidence base for the effectiveness of peace education. The Colloquium report has now been published. You can download it here:  Building Resilience to Genocide [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00June 14th, 2017|Peace education, Research, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Rwanda genocide commemoration: British High Commission and Aegis Trust

On 12 April at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, the British High Commission and Aegis Trust commemorated the Genocide against the Tutsi. The UK Government was represented by the British High Commissioner to Rwanda, William Gelling, the Head of DFID Rwanda, Sally Waples, and staff from the British High Commission and British Council. The Aegis Trust [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00April 18th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Runner to pass 500-mile mark in Bristol tomorrow on Aegis’ nationwide Kenya Peace Torch Relay

Departing 7.00am from Pure Gym on Leander Way in Bristol tomorrow, ultra-runner Adam Holland will pass the 500-mile mark on the ten-day, 1,000km Kenya Peace Torch Relay having completed 800km (497 miles) by tonight. Members of the public are joining Adam for 10km segments of the relay, signing up via www.run4peace.co.uk/join. Adam is the only [...]

2016-10-28T12:27:30+01:00October 28th, 2016|Outreach, Uncategorised|0 Comments